If your enemy is secure at all points, be prepared for him. If he is in superior strength, evade him. If your opponent is temperamental, seek to irritate him. Pretend to be weak, that he may grow arrogant. If he is taking his ease, give him no rest. If his forces are united, separate them. If sovereign and subject are in accord, put division between them. Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected.( Sun Tzu, the Art of War )
A new wave of fashion comes in 9Dragons: dc/s in PvP mode, using End Task.This new way to escape the virtual death brought many controversy.
Some said it’s an exploit, others said it is not because :
Cheats, Bug Exploits and Game Loopholes
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…it can’t be included in one of the above. The whole discussion is going on the ground of morality and integrity of players: is good or bad that I “dc” in the middle of the fight to get rid of a finality( as a strategy maybe), to avoid a final ( which will bring me a virtual death) or not to consume resources (KG or whatever). The answer would vary from individual to individual, especially because pvp is a sensitive issue and there is no real balance.So, is moral to “dc” to get rid of unbalanced or as a trick to avoid a default final ?
Descending from the real world, to the virtual world, morality must be based on your respect to yourself and for others too! The moral law says : “live in the midst of others, so that you can cling to the avatar worthy of your condition and the condition of all avatars” and legal law says : “live among others avatars in order to be worthy avatar of your virtual world “.
Applying this to the “dc/c”, I think the issue will be judge by each player. Some will see a lot of cowardice in the act of “dc”, others will see nothing, others will lift the shoulders and that is all.